We are in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2021

The team at the Bailey Head are delighted to again be in Campaign for Real Ale’s Good Beer Guide for the fourth consecutive year. We have succeeded in getting into the guide every year since opening. Grace and Duncan have run venues for the past eight consecutive years both at the Bailey Head and their … Read moreWe are in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2021

Heads and Tales: Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse

Back in 2013, when Grace and Duncan were down South on the London/Kent borders, Duncan was interested in hop varieties that could give American type flavours but be grown in the UK.  One such hop was then called OZ97a, and he was reading a blog post about it. OZ97a* was “considered unacceptable to brewers in … Read moreHeads and Tales: Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse

Head and Tales: Polly’s Brew Co

Back in September 2016 Dave Roll, then our local rep for Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA, messaged us from the first day of the Shrewsbury CAMRA Beer Festival. There was a cask Milk Stout on the bar, and it was flying out, better still it came from a new brewery in Mold. Black Brook Brewery. … Read moreHead and Tales: Polly’s Brew Co

Our year in beer, 8 March 2019 to 7 March 2020

On the pub’s birthday it is time to look back at a bumper year of beer. The numbers this year are: 609 DIFFERENT cask real ales 154 DIFFERENT Keykeg and keg beers Listings of these can be found here (requires Google sheets). The brewery that has featured most on our cask lines is Salopian with … Read moreOur year in beer, 8 March 2019 to 7 March 2020